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Taking names for new security position

May 24, 2012

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, along with Adams County judges Fredrick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, has announced that the sheriff's department will be accepting applications for the position of court security officer.
    Adams County Council approved the addition of a second security officer last week. John Whitright has handled court security for several years, but is currently responsible for both Adams circuit and superior courts.
    Qualified applicants for the new security post must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver's license, no felony convictions, be a high school graduate or GED equivalency, able to read and write English, and must be at least 21 years of age.
    Furthermore, applicants must pass all components of the selection process, and must be a graduate of the Basic Officer Training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield.
    Applicants must submit an application, which may  picked up at the sheriff's department at the county jail, and must pass oral interviews, background investigation, and drug screening.
    Once hired, the security officer will be provided all uniforms and equipment to perform his or her duties.    Adams County offers a benefit package which includes, but is not limited to, paid vacations, holidays, sick leave, insurance plans and retirement plans, and a 457b plan, according to the release.
    Applications are available Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and must be returned to the sheriff's department by 4 p.m. on June 1, in order to be eligible.
    Incomplete applications, or applications received after June 1, will not be processed for the position, the announcement said.

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